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Mi Viejo Ranchito

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central American, Latin, Spanish, Grill
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Km 17.5 Carretera a Masaya | Managua, Managua, Nicaragua
+505 2279 2865
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I´ve been to this place several times with my wife, family and friends, and I have to say that this is the best place to try Nica Food. We live in Managua and each time we plan a trip to Masaya or Granada, we stop by mi viejo ranchito to have at least a quesillo (if we´re in a hurry).... More 

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Thank Edward S
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Nicaragua is well known because its food, then you find restaurants that want to become franchises, this one did it. Therefore quality wise is not good, they want to encapsulates the cooking process in a recipe and when they have such a variety of food (yes they do) they can't control quality meaning the food doesn't taste good. I will... More 

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Thank Josué N
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and i visited this place because it was recommended. We ordered chancho con yucca. The yucca was old and hard as a rock. I then informed my waiter that perhaps additional salad could could make the yucca moist and softer. The waiter brought more salad. The chancho (pork) was dry and tough. When they brought us the bill... More 

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Thank kokolizo12
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

A must stop while visiting. Beat service and delicious menu. I'll be back again again and again. For breakfast or dinner

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Thank B S
Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

There are TWO "Mi Viejo Ranchitos" in Managua; the GEST of the two is located in "Pueblos Blanco" especially on Sunday, when they BBQ an entire hog and if arrive early enough, you get the best of the pork servings; generous portions, friendly staff, clean. There are other typical Nicaraguan dishes that will address every taste on foreign travelers.

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Thank Felix P
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great food! And I really enjoy Karaoke nights on Saturday. A good environment for families to sing and share.

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Thank christian a
Managua, Nicaragua
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Nothing to see here....move along. Same exact food as every comedor/fritanga/typical restaurant. Its even in their name, comida tipico. Which isnt to say thats bad. I love typical food here. Its just that i dont understand why you would pay 10-15 dollars for it, when the same exact food is available everywhere else for the same price or cheaper. Its... More 

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Thank likeeveryoneelse
Seattle
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I have eaten in Mi Viejo Ranchito many times over the years. I keep coming back because it is very consistent in food quality and service. There is lots of parking but it can be very full on weekends or holidays which can be fun people watching. There are some oversized menu selections for two or three persons to share.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant Saturday night, returning from a visit to the Masaya volcano. We were seated immediately. The menu has a huge selection of typical Nicaraguan dishes. The meat section is their specialty. We ordered 1 brochette and 3 orders of Churrasco. A choice of 2 side dishes- we chose gallopinto , plátanos maduros (ripe plantains) and tostones ( fried... More 

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Cedartown, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Great food with a Nicaraguan twist. Good service. Reasonable prices. Several dining areas offered. On site parking.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15
Cuisine
Central American, Latin, Spanish, Grill
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km 17.5 Carretera a Masaya | Managua, Managua, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Managua Department  >  Managua
  • Phone Number: +505 2279 2865

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?